This is much more than your ordinary sugar scrub. This is an emulsified sugar scrub! I absolutely love using emulsified sugar scrubs because you are, in essence, creating a lotion each time you shower! A basic lotion is simply oil + water + emulsifier (to help the oil + water mix). When you use an oil + emulsifier scrub, you are creating an instant lotion each time the shower water hits the sugar scrub on your skin. I also love the fact that it exfoliates and moisturizes my skin with the added bonus of washing off more cleanly than an oil based scrub.